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« on: May 19, 2008 08:17:25 PM »

I was in Goodwill, on the prowl for anything craft-worthy (by the way, has anyone noticed the rise in Goodwill prices?! I mean, some shirts are like $5! You could find NEW shirts for that price nowadays!). Anyway, I found this bag that was a nice size; not too big and not too small. I think it's a diaper bag since there are many pockets for bottles and it says "Baby Goose" on it. Is that spit up on that bag?! Ewww~! But hey, only $2.50. Can't beat the price.



I was wondering around Jo Ann Fabrics looking for fabric for a swap when I found this really cool, tie-dye lookin' fabric! With my snazzy 40% off coupon, it was affordable. I had to have it. While waiting for the cutting table, I noticed this matching fringy stuff that was awesome! So, I had to have that too.

Blah blah blah. I'm babbling. Here's the recon!


(there's a zipper pushing the fringe up, so it looks weird from this angle...)


Fringies!

My stitching was not perfect because I was so paranoid I was going to break my needle! Sad It's happened twice before, stitching thick things, and I only have one left! Comments, critiques and whatnot are appreciated! <3
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2008 09:50:00 PM »

love it!  Great fabric choice.  They put all sorts of fun stuff by the cutting line, it's like candy and trashy mags at the grocery store.  Cheesy  Very nice recon!
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2008 05:01:01 AM »

Oh, pretty.
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2008 06:54:32 AM »

Nifty!

Next time, try a tougher needle -- a leather or jeans needle can handle thicker sewing.
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2008 11:59:53 AM »

It looks great! And yes, Goodwill has upped their prices on everything it seems. I don't even like to go into the one by me because every time I do, it seems I get pissed off at their prices on stuff that is basically junk. I tried complaining to their corporate offices (about the unfriendliness of the staff as well as the prices) and they basically told me they didn't care. Yeah, I don't like Goodwill so much anymore.

Anyways, your bag is awesome. I love the fringe!
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